The Road Map Project is a region-wide effort aimed at improving education to drive dramatic improvement in student achievement from cradle to college and career in South King County and South Seattle.
The Road Map Project is supported by the Community Center for Education Results (CCER), a nonprofit organization.
Below, you'll find updates from around the Road Map Project. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
College Bound Scholarship Deadline is June 30
The goal for College Bound Scholarship sign ups for 8th graders this year is 97 percent! With the June 30th deadline approaching, 85 percent of Road Map region 8th graders have signed up as of May 31. Learn more about the College Bound Scholarship at Ready Set Grad and share the link to apply!
ESSA Workshop materials now available online
Thank you to everyone who attended the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Workshop last Thursday at Tukwila Community Center. It was great to hear
the wide variety of perspectives shared and hope attendees left with new ideas for Washington State's comprehensive plan. You can view materials and supporting documents/links from the meeting on the Road Map Project website.
Regional forums on ESSA are being held by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the forum in the Road Map Region will take place July 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. Visit the OSPI website for more information.
Save the Date: DiscoverU 2016!
The annual week-long college and career exploration week will take place October 17-21 this year. Stay tuned for updates!
Sen. Patty Murray, Advocates speak about barriers for homeless students
Last week Sen. Murray held a press conference at the 2100 Building to address the many barriers faced by homeless students. Murray introduced the
Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act last year, a bill that asks colleges and universities to improve outreach, resources and policies for homeless and foster youth. This includes removing obstacles around applying for financial aid and providing housing options when school is not in session. Education Advocate Jen Miller from Seattle Education Access addressed the group and was joined by many other Road Map Project partners. You can read the original press release about this legislation here.